If you are looking for authentic Long Island experience with all cozy mom-and-pop shops and cute little restaurants, that’s the place to go. This beautiful village is also known as a favorite spot for anyone who loves horse racing. From horse riding lessons to famous the Hampton Classic horse race, Bridgehampton established its reputation as of athletic center of the Hamptons. Oh yes, it’s also a center too as the Art Hamptons fair attracts hundreds of collectors and art lovers from across the globe.
By the way, if you are planning on visiting the Hamptons this summer, make sure to check out my Packing List for the Hamptons where I put together my recommendations on what to pack and wear while traveling.
Where to Stay: Best Hotels in Bridgehampton
Topping Rose House (1 Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton | 631.537.0870)
This full-service boutique hotel is the essence of Hamptons’ elegant style. From beautifully designed rooms to Instagram-worthy food, staying at this hotel is an ultimate luxurious experience that you could expect from the Hamptons.
The Bridgehampton Inn (2266 Main Street, Bridgehampton | 631.537.3660)
This historic hotel is a perfect spot for an art lover who enjoys family-style places. Expect free chocolate and impressive pillow statues every night you spend there.
What to Visit: Best Entertainment in Bridgehampton
Art Hamptons (900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton | 800.563.7632)
No matter how busy you are, make sure to stop by at the Art Hamptons this summer! This international art fair brings together the best painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media art from the world’s most famous modern and contemporary art galleries. This year, the show is taking place from June 23rd to June 26th, with an opening night party that takes place on Thursday evening.
Channing Daughters Winery (1927 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton | 631.537.7224)
Stop by at this Instagram-worthy vineyard and winery for a tasting of locally raised artisanal wine and don’t forget to pick up a few bottles for the house. Alternatively, book your monthly wine tasting class with one of the winemaking experts by checking out winery’s event listings.
Hampton Library (2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton | 631.537.0015)
This historic building is the calmest spot in the Hamptons where you can catch up on your emails, pick up a new book, or read your newspapers in a comfort of the air conditioned room and free Wi-Fi. In addition to library services, the library organizes ”Fridays at Five” meetings with famous writers that are so popular that you need to book your seat way in advance.
Where to Eat: Best Restaurants in Bridgehampton
Fresh Hamptons (203 Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton | 631.537.4700)
It’s my absolute favorite place in the Hamptons as it features so many delicious plant-based dishes. Known as the “healthiest restaurant in Bridgehampton,” this place is a must-visit place for all foodies and vegans!
Pierre’s Bridgehampton (2468 Main St., Bridgehampton | 631.537.5110)
This is one of the most popular restaurants in the Hampton, and I totally understand why. Made out of freshest local ingredients, Pierre’s Restaurant dishes are unique and so tasty. The best thing about this place this year is that the restaurant started serving organic juices and smoothies. There are not many options for vegans–mostly salads–but it’s still worth checking out if you love sipping a glass of local wine at a cozy outside setting.
Osteria Salina (108 Wainscott Stone Road, Wainscott | 631.527.5396)
I’ve been to this gourmet restaurant last year when they just relocated to an old Georgica location, and it was so damn good. The parking lot of Osteria Salina has been packed this weekend, so I assume nothing has changed and it still serves delicious Italian food (check out my old review on Osteria Salina).
Where to Shop: Best Stores in Bridgehampton
Coastal Home (2442 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton | 631.613.6800)
This home goods boutique is my absolute favorite place to purchase candles and home décor items. Some of Coastal Home goodies are brand new, and some are vintage—in any case, you’ll find some breathtaking accessories for your next home makeover.
Loaves and Fishes Cookshop (2266 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton | 631.537.6066)
This shop is a foodie and at-home entertainer’s dream come true! Tableware and china, pots and cooking utensils, knives and linens—everything you could need to make your cooking experience enjoyable. If you ask me, I recommend stopping by here to pick a gift for a friend inviting you to a house party!
TJMaxx (1527 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton | 631.537.1591)
There is absolutely nothing unique in this chain discount store, but it’s a great place to go when it’s raining, and you have nothing else to do. Make sure to check out their handbag section—I scored my Zac Posen bag there at 50% off!
Where to Sweat: Best Fitness in Bridgehampton
Hamptons Hot Yoga (2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton | 631.537.9642)
If you practice Bikram or Hot Vinyasa yoga, that’s the place to visit while you are on vacation. Get sweaty and stretch in this cozy studio with one of the best yoga instructors in the Hamptons–my dear friend Sheeryn!
Physique 57 (264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton | 631.537.5722)
I first heard about this studio in the book Primates of Park Avenue that explores the lives of wealthy Upper East Side mothers. The author claimed that her body dramatically changed after just eight workouts! Even though I never took Physique 57 class before, it’s definitely on my summer bucket list.
Exhale Bridgehampton (2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, 212.249.3000)
This boutique fitness studio that originated from New York brings award-winning core fusion barre classes to the Hamptons. I’ve never visited this class in the Hamptons, but Exhale NYC is amazing!